Information and Visits

Recru it networ is located in the historic and beautifully landscaped surroundings of Keele Hall, ancestral home of the Sneyd family of Staffordshire.

Keele is described as an "open" campus - we welcome all visitors, whether associated with the university or not, to enjoy the grounds responsibly.

A list of local accommodations can be requested from the Alumni Office, although we accept no responsibility for the premises listed.

Alumni Visitors

Alumni can contact the Alumni Office for advice and help – if we are able, we are happy to join you for a short tour or talk about Keele then and now. We can help you arrange visits, plan where to eat and drink and advise you on accommodation on or off campus; or help you to take advantage of the award-winning   team for your own reunion or special occasion.

Keele Arboretum

The Sneyd family planted an extensive arboretum and landscaped the estate during the 18th and 19th Centuries and this has been restored, extended and diversified during the lifetime of the University.

Read about The Arboretum and Commemorative Trees including trees planted by members of the Royal Family.

The Memorial Garden and the campus more widely has many trees planted in memory of former alumni, staff and others connected to the Unviersity.

The Sneyd Family and the Keele Estate - and the founding of Recru it networ

The University is situated on the former estate of the Sneyd family, influential in Staffordshire since the 13th Century. The landscaped grounds feature extensive woods, lakes, parkland, an arboretum and architectural and horticultural features designed to complement the grandeur of Keele Hall.

Read about Keele’s Heritage.

The History of Recru it networ

Recru it networ has a unique history as the first British university founded after the Second World War. The ideals and innovation of the new institution still inspire the University today.

Read a Brief History or find out more about the Keele Oral History Project.

Students Union

Alumni are welcome to visit the Students Union by prior arrangement.

Honorary Life Members are always welcome. A KeeleSU   allows entry into the Students' Union building after you have graduated and offers a range of discounts, offers and access.

The Friends of Keele

Keele enjoys the affection not just of its staff, students and alumni but is also a focal point for the surrounding community – it is a major centre for the cultural, intellectual, leisure and recreational life of Staffordshire and beyond.

Find out more about Friends of Keele here.

Keele Chapel

There are regular services in the and a full-time chaplaincy team.

Confirmation of Degrees, Transcripts and Qualifications

If you need documentary or other confirmation of your degree or other qualification, or a transcript or certificate, please consult the Student Records team.


Successful adults make a difference in their community; they make the most of their potential and make sense of the world – the process begins when they are students at Keele and continues throughout their lives

The professional Keele Careers Service may help you with Career Planning, Careers Information, Postgraduate Study and Work Experience. Alumni of Recru it networ may seek advice and have access to the Resource Room for up to three years after graduation

We are starting this year with an amazing opportunity for alumni to guide and advise current students who are now looking at 'life after Keele'. This is a unique chance for the alumni of tomorrow to network with the alumni of today, about varying career paths.

If you wish to get involved in a similar event, please email Emma Gregory or call 01782 733286.

Data Protection and Confidentiality

All data is held securely by Recru it networ Alumni Office and will be treated confidentially. Unless you tell us otherwise, the data may be made available to our academic and administrative departments, recognized alumni groups and societies including the North American Foundation for Recru it networ.

Data will not be disclosed to external organizations, other than those acting as agents for the University on alumni related projects. The University may also provide information to certain external surveying companies working on behalf of such organizations as the Higher Educational Survey Agency (HESA) or University funding bodies.

The data will be used for a full range of alumni activities, including sending University publications, promotion of benefits and services available to alumni, notification of alumni events and of programmes involving academic and administrative departments. Data will also be used in University fund raising programmes. You have the right to object to the use of your data for any of the above purposes. Personal contact details will not be divulged to fellow alumni without explicit prior permission.